Using homemade room sprays is a versatile way to infuse your space with a quick burst of your favorite aroma and get the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils used.
When you make your own room sprays, you can experiment with various essential oil combinations and create your own customized scents. While you can use any scent at any time of the year, there are a few that are more suitable for certain seasons.
The hot sunny days of summer called for light, cool, citrusy, and floral scents. These give way to warmer, spicier aromas as summer turns to fall and the days get darker and cooler. Think nutmeg, clove, eucalyptus, and cinnamon. These are some of the best essential oils to use during fall.
You can create a variety of fall-scented blends by mixing these four essential oils in various combinations along with a drop or two of floral or citrusy aromas to lend a touch of freshness to the blend. Some emit the aromas of fresh fallen leaves, while others may smell of the woods, fall air, or pumpkin spice.
The basic room spray recipe remains the same. The only difference is in the essential oils that you use to create different scents.
Basic Room Spray Instructions
Each of the ingredients mentioned above plays an important role in the ultimate result. This article on DIY Room Sprays with Essential Oils goes into detail about each ingredient.
Put the water and witch hazel (or vodka) into the spray bottle.
Add 15-25 drops of your favorite fall essential oil blends from the recipes below. I suggest starting with 15 drops. Shake gently to allow all the liquids to mix well and let it sit a while. Spray a short burst into the air.
If you find the scent too mild, add a few more drops of the blend into the mix.
Always shake the bottle gently before using the spray. This will ensure that the essential oil is evenly distributed in the liquid.
This recipe is sufficient for one bottle of room freshener spray. Double or triple the recipe if you are making several fall room sprays to give away as gifts.
Fall-Inspired Room Spray Recipes
I’ve put together a few ideas for blending fall essential oils together into uniquely scented, cozy room sprays that are perfect for this time of year.
Pumpkin spice is that quintessential fall scent. Use this in your room spray to fill your room with the rich, warm, spicy scents.
15 drops Cinnamon
8 drops Clove
8 drops Nutmeg
4 drops Ginger
4 drops Sweet Orange
The combination of eucalyptus, juniper berry, sage gives this blend a fresh, crisp, and woody aroma that is both energizing and comforting. In addition to its wonderful scent, the Sweater Weather room spray also offers immune support, expectorant and decongestant benefits.
25 drops eucalyptus
15 drops juniper berry
10 drops sage
Walk In The Woods
This fall scented room spray combines woodsy and spicy scents with subtle sweet citrusy notes.
15 drops White Fir
15 drops Cassia
15 drops Orange
Autumn Spice Room Spray
This fall room spray scent combines the spicy aromas of cinnamon and clove with delicious vanilla sweetness. The addition of orange oil cuts through the strong aromas and injects the heady sweet and spicy aroma with light, refreshing notes.
16 drops Cinnamon
12 drops Sweet Orange
8 drops Vanilla
8 drops Clove
The two spicy oils give the Cozy Flannel blend a warm, cozy scent. The patchouli adds refreshing forest notes to the blend so it feels snuggly and warm, without being too overpowering.
8 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
8 drops clove essential oil
8 drops patchouli essential oil
Get rid of musty smells of closed spaces with the fresh and clean scent of this Fresh Air Room Spray. You also get the immune boosting and decongestant benefits of the essential oils used.
18 drops lime
12 drops eucalyptus
12 drops thyme
This is another sweet and spicy scent, which are just great for this season.
18 drops orange
12 drops cinnamon
6 drops clove
6 drops nutmeg (optional)
Crisp Autumn Breeze
The combination of citrus and evergreen is a classic at this time of the year. A burst of Crisp Breeze Room Spray will bring the outdoor autumn aromas indoors.
15 drops balsam fir
15 drops lemon
15 drops orange
Fresh Fall Wreath
The Fresh Fall Wreath Room Spray combines a medley of scents from different aroma families. It reminds you of a homemade Autumn Wreath made up of an assortment of fall leaves, fruits, and twigs.
16 drops Cedar Wood
12 drops Grapefruit
8 drops Frankincense
4 drops Tea Tree
Welcome Fall combines the spicy scents of ginger and cinnamon with strong notes of ylang ylang to balance out the spiciness.
20 drops Ginger
15 drops Cinnamon
10 drops Ylang Ylang
As with all the other essential oil blends, you do not have to follow the recipes exactly if you don’t want to.
Play around with the different essential oils until you come up with scents that you love for the fall season. Add your customized blend to a spray bottle so that it smells just like fall in your home every day.
Prefer to Use Premade Blends for Your Fall Room Sprays?
If you do not use essential oils regularly and just want to experiment with making fall room sprays, these premade fall-inspired blends are fantastic!
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